Marcos Baghdatis vs Gilles Muller – ATP Newport : Marcos Baghdatis is a 33-years-old Cyprian tennis player
who is ranked 84th on the ATP Rankings.
He is a player with a playstyle more suited for hard courts, having straighter strikes and preferring to play from the baseline.
He has a lot of history on the circuit.
In 2008 he was rank 18th on the ATP Rankings and he spent several years always inside the top 50.
He is a strong player mentally, who likes to play on the counter-attack and he has a good return game. He also likes to utilize heavy strokes.
Moving on to the negatives, he is already on a decreasing stage of his career and he was always very affected by injuries.
This year, he doesn’t have an exactly great record to show, having as the best result the St. Brieuc Challenger, where he reached the semi-finals.
Gilles Muller is a 35-years old tennis player from Luxembourg, ranked 60th on the ATP Rankings. He is very well-known for his great serve, maybe not being one of the best in the tour on that aspect, but surely inside the top 10.
He really likes to serve & volley. He isn’t exactly as “immovable” as Karlovic on that aspect, but he is not exactly a great player from the baseline, so it is normal for him to want to close the points with a volley.
Mentally, he is a strong and intelligent player, utilizing the slices well and always playing with a more offensive approach.
This year has been pretty rough for him, with a record of 8-16, and he recently announced that he will retire at the end of the year, very likely because he is not in form.
Marcos Baghdatis vs Gilles Muller – Betting Tip and Prediction:
These are 2 players in poor form and on a downwards trajectory. However, I look at this match and I see a surface that pleases Muller’s style best.
I know it is complicated to trust him on such a negative period, but I think he still has something to prove and the last time he played here (2016),
he reached the final, where he lost to Karlovic by 14-12 on the 3rd set tie-break.